Unexpected support for Sandak family from media consultant


Ahuvia’s family; Photo credit: David Yosef Even Denan

Honenu is representing those who are insisting on the investigation of the death of Ahuvia Sandak, z”l, who was tragically killed in a police car chase on Tevet 6 5781/ December 21, 2020, and defending the many who are being detained while demonstrating for change in police behavior. The car Ahuvia was in with four other boys overturned when the police car collided with it from behind. Please click here for a list of posts connected to the case.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 19:01 This week, there were announcements in the name of sources close to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit that the case against the policemen who participated in the car chase in which Ahuvia Sandak was killed would be closed, and it is likely that the youths who were in the car with him will be indicted. It should be noted that the Attorney General is nearing the end of his term, which is expected to be at the end of the month.

In light of the announcements, Lior Chorev, a media consultant, tweeted a surprising show of support for the Sandak family on his Twitter page. Chorev wrote (translation by Honenu): "If the Attorney General does close the investigative case into the policemen from the Central Unit of the Yehuda and Shomron Police who caused the sudden and needless death of Ahuvia Sandak, z"l, it will be a significant nail in the coffin of public trust in the police. The investigation was tainted from the start: coordinated testimonies, contempt for human life, disregard for the family, and above all, the whitewashing which was meant to protect the [law enforcement] system from the truth. It's sad."

This is the second time that Chorev has expressed his opinion on the matter recently. Several weeks ago, while the Sandak family was planning their campaign for a memorial of their son, Chorev posted on his Facebook page (translation by Honenu): "We cannot maintain a state in which its citizens do not have trust in the law enforcement authorities. The death of Ahuvia Sandak, z"l, revealed the culture of lies and violated trust, which has become, very unfortunately, the organizational culture of some law enforcement agents. The fabrication of evidence, the culture of lies, and the contempt for human lives, whoever they are – are all undermining the foundation of our existence here.

"Avraham and Ayelet Sandak are fighting for the obligation to uncover the truth. They are fighting so that Ahuvia's scream will not have been in vain. Nobody can bring him back to life, but if this struggle saves one life, then it will be for a blessing, and a total devotion. It will be a fulfillment of the lessons learned [from the Ahuvia Sandak case]."

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